Virtual computing is one of the most exciting and in-demand aspects of Information Technology. From the user's laptop to the back office server, virtual computing is changing the way we think about and utilize our physical machines. VMWare is the industry leader in virtualization technology and product innovation. Workstation 8 is the latest version of the most popular desktop virtualization software available. It provides a mature, stable, and innovative environment for creating and managing virtual machines. It is also the place to begin to introduce yourself to the world of virtual computing and the place to begin your quest to become certified on VMWare's extensive product line. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will introduce you to Workstation 8 and guide you through the process of using Workstation to create, manage, and utilize virtualization on your computer, whether you are using a laptop or a multi-processor server.